Donald Stoker, whose new book on strategy in the Civil War was the subject of this post, sent me a link to his summary of military strategy at the battle of Bull Run. Check it out, see what you think. As usual, I can quibble a bit. For an expansion on Lincoln’s motivations for sending McDowell forth, see here. For a look at how – or if - Patterson’s failure foiled the Federal plan for the movement, see here.
Look for an interview with Mr. Stoker here in the weeks ahead.